It was fun. Houston music, I love you. As anyone who follows this has probably noticed, I just don’t have any time to keep up with everything.
Maybe HTR will be see a resurrection, but for now the lights are going out.
Love to all,
Smart Ass Saturday. Aug 24th in Houston!
In-store performance at Cactus Music (3pm) w/ refreshments provided by the Saint Arnold Brewing Company + listening party at The Flat (9pm) w/ DJ sets by Fat Tony, Dayta, and Good Grief. Free.
Event info: http://on.fb.me/17FRTKP
Free stuff with Fat Tony this weekend. Don’t skip it.
Shameless self-promotion: Come see some of my concert photography.
Another Living Shred track creeped up onto Soundcloud last night, and it’s worming its way through my brain.
Soundcloud’s a crazy beast - the rabbit hole is deep. Since hopping in to listen to this track I’ve also opened up four more artist streams and stumbled across this bootleg remix LS did of //TENSE//’s “Drifting” to which you should certainly listen.
Source: SoundCloud / livingshred
THE DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE JANUARY 31, 2013 (1.31.13)
This is something you’ll want to have on your radar. Check out Nick’s bandcamp for a taste of what’s in store. Maybe start with “Black Cadillac" - just a suggestion.
You can catch Nick in person several nights a week at Prohibition Bar, as well.
Maybe you have nothing to do tonight, or possibly you’re already headed to the Galleria to do a little holiday shopping. Either way, stop by the Sony Store for a completely free shindig featuring The Tontons and a man who ought to be ranked as one of the most impressive DJ’s in the country, DJ Sun. Poster legend Jermaine Rogers will be in attendance as well, signing autographs. There are other perks, like the Banh Mieria truck, free booze, and the whole thing is hosted by none other than my pal, Craig Hlavaty of the Houston Press.
Show up early enough and you may land a free shirt designed by Rogers. Make sure to RSVP.
Profoundly happy to say that we’ve accepted an offer from New York’s ABRAMS, a publisher of high-quality art and illustrated books, to turn Bun B’s Jumbo Coloring And Rap Activity Tumblr into Bun B’s Jumbo Coloring And Rap Activity Book. (Don’t fret: The site will continue to be updated several times a week, same as it has been.)
The book is tentatively scheduled to be released in June 2013. While we’ll of course include a couple of your favorite pages from here, it’ll be full of lots of unseen great, funny, entertaining pages that we’ve been holding onto.
Thank you to everyone that has taken a moment to pass the name of this site around or say something nice about one of the pages. Thank you to all of the writers that have written about us. Thank you to the rappers that have embraced the project. And thank you to all of the behind the scenes people that have helped moved these big, heavy pieces into place. It means a lot. Sincerely.
More news later. Celebratory UGK music now.
Huzzah! Congrats to @BunBTrillOG, @SheaSerrano, and @RapColoringBook!
BOOM! Big news from some fellow Houstonians. If you’re not following the rap coloring book yet, start right away.